.I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls then I do.
If my strenght intimidates you, I hope you realize that’s a weakness of yours.
I was told to stop put on a “tough girl act”, the problem is, the so cold act is not an act. The person (who obviously was a man) wanted me to stop my honesty and tone down my strenght because it intimidated him. I was told I was difficult, but I’m not, infact I’m pretty simple. I know my worth, I respect myself so I treat others respectfully and I expect the same in return. When it’s not returned, I’m done. Then I was cold, mean and selfish because I refused to be disrespected, mistreated and taken for granted. A weak man will never know what to do with a woman with a strong personality. She speaks her mind and he’ll blame her attitude for pushing him away, knowing damm well he was just too afraid of what she represents. A strong man can handle a strong woman, a weak man will say she has an attitude, but it’s not attitude, it’s called having standards.
“I was also told I was dangerous, I asked why and the answer was: “because you don’t depend on anyone”. I smiled.”
They say that the woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet. Everyone needs validation, but to be strong you need to learn how to enjoy being alone and get validation from yourself. You can’t find worth in a partner, you find your worth within yourself and then a partner who’s worthy of you.
I’m sick and tired of the male dominated society, I’m sick of men controlling women. I’m tired of men trying to control me. If I was ment to be controlled then I would have come with a remote.
Everyone wants a strong woman until they see how strong she truly is. She will not be broken, she will not hesitate when it comes to protecting her peace and does so by any means. You see, everyone wants a strong woman until they see she’s stronger then they thought. Her love cannot be bought. She doesn’t mean to intimidate, but she remembers how life was like when she was weak. She decided that life doesn’t happen to her anymore, she always has a choice. Instead of waiting for a hero, she saved herself. She doesn’t need someone, if she is with you it’s because she really wants to. You loved me because you needed me, but I needed you because I loved you. There’s a massive difference.
“Be a strong woman. So your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man. ”
Yes, everyone wants a strong woman until she stands up, flexes her muscles and projects her voice. Suddenly, she’s too much. She has forgotten her place. You love those women as ideas, as fantasies. Not as breathing, living humans, threatening to be even better then you ever could be.
“At 70 years old, if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, It would be to use the phrase ‘f— off’ much more frequently.”
Yes “f— off” to every single man that ever tried or will try to control me. Helen Mirren is right, don’t settle for it, don’t accept being treated poorly. We only live ones, when I’m 70 I want to say that I didn’t put up with any man’s controlling shit, I didn’t let any man manipulate me into removing jewels from my crown so it would be easier for him to carry. I carry my own f—ing shit, thank you very much!!
You’re amazing Helen Mirren.